Experimentation and Reflection (new article in the Modern Workplace Learning magazine)

New article by Clark Quinn “in my mind learning is action and reflection, with two nuances. The first notion is that the action/reflection cycle is the process, not the outcome. The outcome, technically, is a new response to the same stimuli. In short, we act and reflect to develop our …

The Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit (New article in the MWL Magazine)

My new article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine: The Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit “There is a lot of interest in the behaviour of the Modern Learner, but in the context of work it is more appropriate to talk about the Modern Professional Learner. The Modern Professional Learner learns for, …

Inspire Learning in the Workplace (New article in the MWL Magazine)

New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine, by Helen Blunden, Activate Learning Solutions “I don’t know about you but it’s rare that any mandated traditional training inspires me anymore. The words ‘mandated’ and ‘learning’ must never be in the same sentence together because they cancel each other out. Here …

Continuous, Curated Learning: The Business Case (New article in the MWL Magazine)

New article by Stephen Walsh of Anders Pink: “we need curated content to help us stay sharp and continuously learn. But who’s going to find and filter this content? Most people don’t have the time to do it for themselves every day. In our view, the modern learning professional is …

4 myths of social learning (new article in the MWL Magazine)

New article by Helen Blunden, Activate Learning Solutions “In the last couple of years, I have spoken to many corporate Learning and Development practitioners about how they may support and enable opportunities for their workforce to learn collaboratively with each other in and during the flow of their every day …

New article in the MWL Magazine: An employee’s Personal Learning Space lies at the heart of MWL– not a LMS

New article by Jane Hart, Centre for Modern Workplace Learning. “… in the modern workplace, it really isn’t appropriate to use the LMS to try and track everything everyone learns in the organisation. In fact trying to do so is neither practicable nor feasible. What is far more appropriate is …

Modern Workplace Learning Magazine is launched

Modern Workplace Learning Magazine is a new online publication that focuses on helping L&D departments do things differently and do different things in order to provide an effective service for today’s workforce.  The articles will build a body of knowledge, experience and know-how for enabling and supporting learning in the modern …

Learning in the Modern Workplace is much MORE than courses and resources

Individuals learn in many ways for and at work; training or e-learning is only part of the picture as I show in the diagram below. Modern Professional Learning (as I call it) happens in many different ways – both inside and outside the organisation. It is partly organised by L&D, partly …

Empowering Employee-Led Learning (Online Workshop)

Public Workshop runs 30 January – 24 February 2017 There is a lot of talk about encouraging employees to become self-directed continuous learners, but how can you put this into practice in an organisation? This 4-week online workshop will consider how you can nurture “learnability” (the desire and ability to …

New #MWL Workshop series for 2017

To complement and support my new book, Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017 I am offering a new series of public online workshops for 2017. These workshop will help you consider not only how to modernise training and e-learning, but how to broaden your work to support manager-led learning as well …